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Yes. The idea was that this serves two functions. First of all, as a general public interest defence in civil proceedings, and secondly as guidance for the contents of the code. The code could be more elaborate, depending on what the Code Committee wanted to do.

But the idea is that this defence could be used in, for example, breach of confidence proceedings, misuse of private information proceedings or other proceedings in the courts.

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